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The Waterfront Bar and Grill

Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Ranked #36 of 74 Restaurants in Port Vila
Cuisines: International
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely spot by the water and great food. The serves were huge! I had a very delicious fish salad and others had hamburgers which had everything on them.

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Have eaten a number of times at the Waterfront over the last 10 years and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. So we decided to make the effort on a very wet night and headed into town. It was nearly empty probably due to the weather. The service was efficient but lacking the usual vibe. The Seafood chowder was as... More 

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Bribie, Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

10 of us had a wonderful time New Years Eve Atmosphere was great, food was fabulous and we danced all night and top of the night we had fireworks, great time was had by all.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had two meals at the Waterfront this trip, both times we opted for the fish of the day. The first visit we had Poulet fish (tastes just like chicken, hence the name), the other time we had Wahoo (some sort of deep sea tuna-type fish). The best seafood meals I've probably had ever, you could taste the freshness oozing... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Service was ok. Food was not worth the money. My husband ordered the fish curry which was large in size however the seafood was all frozen and rubbery. I was going to order the salt and pepper squid but luckily asked if it was fresh or frozen beforehand- it was frozen. We feel like this is crazy when we are... More 

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Townsville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband was desperate for lobster and friends recommended we try this restaurant. We weren't disappointed. Excellent food and service and nice ambience. It is a little pricy but no more than other restuarants of this quality. Would definately go back and try more main course selections. Desert was also amazing.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had dinner at the Waterfront, the seafood platter for two. At 9500 VT I thought it was a little expensive for what you got. This place is an icon in Port Vila and a port of call for the yachties but I feel the food menu is a little dull.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

At the Waterfront Bar and Grill we had a delicious grilled fish and vegetable lunch platter for two priced at a very reasonable rate of under 4000 vatu or less than $50 AUD for both of us; price included a couple of drinks each and dessert. Went back on New Year's Eve and they had the best entertainment in Port... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We ordered the fish curry and asked for it to be spicy. Expecting just a fillet on the plate with rice, we we're beyond ecstatic with what came out. A large plate with different components, textures and flavours. This by far was the best meal we have had in a loooong time. Including back home in Australia. I was extremely... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great location, good value, great service. The dishes are well priced and include and salad bar that you help yourself to. Probably the best fish and chips I have had in a very long time!

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Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
Cuisine: International

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